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The spiritual home of the Society, traditional and eclectic in its appearance with a magnificent selection of single cask whisky and spirits. The history of the building dates back as far as the 12th century with the current building completed in 1787. Originally a wine merchants bonded warehouse, we are continuing its affiliation to the wine and spirits industry having been our home since 1983. A trusted hostelry for our valued members and their guests, we pride ourselves on a warm welcome at our member’s room and whisky bar in the heart of Leith, with spectacular drams and flavour focused menu all combining to create the community that is SMWS.
Member’s Charter: Read our Member’s Charter (PDF) about code of conduct in Members’ Rooms and events.
Discover our range of dining options with vegetarian and vegan options available, there's something for everyone. Menus are subject to change due to seasonality and product availability.SAMPLE MENU
Whatever the occasion, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Leith has a space for you with our excellent private venue hire options. Be it for a corporate or private function, for a whisky tasting, for private dining or a business meeting – or even a combination of all three, our fantastic venue at The Vaults provides ideal surroundings befitting fine and stylish events.FIND OUT MORE
We strongly recommend booking to avoid disappointment. Our venues are all over 18's only, unless booking a private function room. You’ll be able to sign in up to three guests at our Members’ Rooms. The Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar in Edinburgh is open to all, you may bring as many guests as you like.